Bayern Munich superstar may not be on his way to Stamford Bridge or Old Trafford after Real Madrid entered the running.
Bayern Munich’s 24-year old midfielder Toni Kroos, whose contract with the German giants expires in 2015, is more inclined towards a switch to Spanish giants Real Madrid as opposed to Premier League hotshots Manchester United and Chelsea, reports the Daily Express.
Bayern, however, are reportedly unwilling to let go of their ace midfielder this summer, and would risk letting him leave for free just to use his services at the club for another year.
Kroos’ contract negotiations with his boyhood club have stalled after new Bayern boss Pep Guardiola has decided not to match the German international’s lofty wage demands, and the two parties do not seem to be any closer to a contractual solution than they were a few months ago.
Although all of Kroos’ potential suitors are willing to wait for him to run down his deal, Real Madrid’s interest in the midfielder has marginalized chances of United and Chelsea landing the star player.
While Man United’s stature is probably big enough to attract players of the calibre of Kroos, the Red Devils’ exit from the Champions League is believed to be a big stumbling block in striking any deal for the midfielder.